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ACC-Nutrition 1400*

Acc Nutrition 1400 Module 7- Functions of Vitamins & Minerals

Name some functions of Vitamin A (Retinol or Beta-carotene) 1.Help maintain healthy eyes-NIGHT VISION; 2.BONE & TEETH development; 3.maintains healthy SKIN and hair; 4.fights free radicals (chemicals that damage cells)CANCER PROTECTION & IMMUNITY; 5.protects linings of respiratory, digestive and urinary tracts;
Name some functions of Vitamin Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 1.Promotes healthy functioning of the NERVES, 2.muscles and heart. 3.Metabolizes carbohydrates(ENERGYmetabolisim)
Name some functions of Vitamin Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) Metabolizes carbohydrates, fats and proteins, produces hormones; promotes eye and skin health.
Name some functions of Vitamin Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin) Builds genetic material of cells and produces blood cells(new cell synthesis); nerves
Name some functions of Vitamin Vitamin D (Cholecalciferol) (Mineralization of bones-promotes absorption)Builds strong bones and teeth
Name some functions of Vitamin Vitamin E (Tocopherol) An ANTIOXIDANT-prevents cell damage (stabilization of cell membranes)
Name some functions of Vitamin K Promotes normal blood-clotting; regulates serum Ca levels
Name some functions of Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) 1.fights and resists infection; 2.heals wounds
Name some functions of (Folic Acid) Vitamin M 1.New cell synthesis = when taken during pregnancy, protects against some birth defects; 2.Synthesis of protein and genetic materials; 3.may help prevent some cancers, heart disease and stroke
Name some functions of Calcium (Ca) 1.Builds bones and teeth; 2.promotes blood clotting, 3.contraction of muscles 4.nerve transmission/nerve impulses.
Name some functions of Phosphorus (P) 1.Builds bones and teeth. 2.acid-base balance; 3.metabolize energy
Name some functions of Manganese (Mn) 1.Bones 2.nerve transmission; 3.muscle contractions (per online)= Involved in reproductive processes, sex hormone formation; essential for normal brain function
Name some functions of Sodium (Na) 1.Maintains body's fluid balance; 2.important for nerve function 3.and muscle contraction; 4.controls heart's rhythm.
Name some functions of Chloride 1.Fluid balance; 2.acid-base balance; 3.part of HCl in stomach
Name some functions of Potassium (K) 1.Helps nerves and muscles function/impulses; 2.regulates heart's rhythm; 3.acid-base balance 4.per online=regulates bodily fluids.
Name some functions of Iron (Fe) 1.Helps produce hemoglobin(part of hemoglobin) and red blood cells; 2.delivers oxygen to muscles and other body tissues; 3.per online=protects against effects of stress
Name some functions of Zinc (Zn) 1.wound healing 2.taste perception 3.fetal development 4.per online=Involved in growth, skin health and development of the reproductive organs, protein metabolism and energy production.
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